Supernovas WIN Investment Forum to boost female-led mobility & energy start-ups.

Calling all start-ups and investors in the Mobility and Energy sectors! Supernovas WIN (Women Investment Network) is thrilled to announce its third Investment Forum, exclusively dedicated to female-led start-ups. This is your opportunity to be part of a game-changing event, where innovation and technology for urban mobility and energy take centre stage. 

Why should you get involved? In Europe, the presence of women in venture investment is still far too low, resulting in a lack of funding for start-ups led by female or mixed-gender teams. In EIT Urban Mobility, we’re on a mission to change this narrative, and you can be a part of the solution. WIN, a vital component of Supernovas, an EIT programme promoting female entrepreneurship, aims to increase female representation among both entrepreneurs and investors in the ecosystem. 

The Supernovas WIN Investment Forum will connect specialised investors with carefully curated female-led start-ups. We’re looking for innovators in active mobility, city logistics, urban air mobility, waterway transportation, connected & autonomous vehicles, sensors & training data, public realm for mobility, energy infrastructure, sustainable buildings and cities, energy and mobility products for circular economy, energy storage, energy efficiency, renewable energies, and smart electric grids. 

Mark your calendars! The forum will take place online on 22 November, offering a prime opportunity to network, collaborate, and drive innovation forward. 

  • Start-ups, don’t miss your chance to shine. The call for female-founded and/or led start-ups in the Mobility and Energy sectors is open until 20 October on the Supernovas selection platform. Secure your spot and showcase your game-changing ideas to potential investors. 
  • Investors, whether you’re from venture capital funds, corporate funds, business angels, or any other investor type, this event is tailored to your interests. Register now on the WIN forum page to discover the most promising investment opportunities in Mobility and Energy. 

Supernovas WIN goes beyond just forums; we offer customized training for female investors, catering to both venture capital and business angel investors, whether you’re a beginner or experienced. Stay tuned for details on dates, deadlines, and the registration process on the Supernovas WIN website (bottom section Supernovas Investment Forums).

Together, we can make a real impact on the female representation in the entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem. Register at the Supernovas WIN Investment Forum and be a part of the change.  

Meet the 10 European start-ups selected for Rocket Up 2022

The EIT Community Supernovas welcomes its 2022 cohort for its Rocket Up programme. This first year’s selection will bring pioneering ideas and business to different markets over Europe as they expand through the continent and become the leaders and role models of the future.

In the coming months, the chosen start-ups will benefit from top business and industry expert advice, tailored training, and face-to-face introductions to potential stakeholders  to internationally expand with a structured and validated entry strategy. The Rocket Up programme also includes access to the respective EIT Community with other investment initiatives and funding instruments. 

All start-ups contribute to the goals of EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Food or EIT Manufacturing to have a sustainable impact while innovating and creating economic development. Furthermore, we have paid special attention to the EIT RIS regions – countries with moderate or modest innovation scores as defined by the European Innovation Scoreboard, where we also find lower numbers on female entrepreneurship and leadership.

The complete list of participating ventures:

  • Wicow: A smart early monitoring and warning system for easy, efficient, and risk-free cattle rearing.
  • Rival Foods: Production of plant-based alternatives to animal meat, without compromising on texture, juiciness, and taste.
  • SEEMS PC: IoT and Artificial Intelligence solution to monitor, analyse and control industrial data in real time.
  • Vienna Textile Lab: Production of organic textile dyes using natural occurring bacteria.
  • Beev: Platform for searching, comparing, and contracting EVs and their financing, insurance, and charging stations.
  • HySiLabs: Hydrogen storage and transportation solution through an innovative hydrogen liquid carrier.
  • Alcyon photonics: Design of high-performance photonic devices that can be applied to integrated chips for a broad range of applications.
  • Hoop Carpool: SaaS carpooling platform for companies, universities, and city-halls by connecting people who live and work nearby.
  • Innoplant: Scientific-technological solutions for the agri-food sector and its auxiliary industry.
  • Greenroads: Artificial vision solution for traffic monitoring, visualisation, and simulation for road planning.

To follow the progress and results of the programmes, connect to our social media channels. In case of interest applying for the next open call for Rocket Up, please register here